Definitely, Being a fan of DC in the movies is currently a risky sport. Within the films based on the characters of the longest-running comic book factory in history, too many reboots, project cancellations (batgirl…), controversies with the actors, inconsistencies in the continuity within the cinematographic universe itself and a long etc. of misfortunes to which more negative for, in this case, Warner.
the director speaks
However, within this turbulent sea that is DC within the film industry, there are two very recent films that have been cataloged as masterpieces within the superhero genre. The first one is batmanDirected by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and Paul Dano and has quickly become the best Batman production of the last decade.
However, and the one that concerns us here today is jokerdirected by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film tells us the story of Arthur Fleck, a man with a rare psychological condition that forces him to laugh uncontrollably. And one day, after enduring the contempt and indifference of society, he decides that he has reached the limit and becomes the biggest criminal Gotham City has ever seen.
The film, nominated for 11 Oscars (winning best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and best soundtrack) became the first 18+ rated film to exceed the figure of one billion dollars in collections. Well, the release date for the second part of this little masterpiece has recently been revealed.
a musical sequel
A few months ago the title of this second film was finally revealed, which will be Joker: Folie À Deux (either Joker: Madness of Two in Spanish). In addition, it was also confirmed that Joaquin Phoenix, who would play Arthur again, He will be joined by singer and actress Lady Gaga, who will be a kind of Harley Quinn reinvented and reimagined to fit the universe created by Todd Phillips.
However, perhaps the most interesting aspect of this project is that it was recently confirmed that it will be a musical movie in one of its sequences. The truth that makes sense if we consider that Lady Gaga is involved in the production of the feature film.
Also, finally we could know the official release date of this sequelwhich is scheduled to be brought to theaters on October 4, 2024. It should be remembered that the original tape also arrived at the beginning of said month in 2019 and did incredibly well at the box office. So at Warner they must have thought that if something works, why change it?
As a final climax, there are also numerous rumors that ensure that this new movie of the archenemy of Batman will take the +18 to the limit, being able to even reach the controversial rating of NC-17, since Todd Phillips seems determined to let his hair down and show very violent scenes, as unpleasant as live executions, beheadings, rapes and a long etcetera of crimes of a Joker who has all the It looks like it will be completely untied. And that’s not good.
And you? Do you want to see the continuation of joker?